The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Gary A. Feess United States District Judge
[PROPOSED] CONSENT DECREE
Plaintiff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC" or "Commission") and Defendant Sentinel Real Estate Corporation ("Sentinel" or "Defendant") hereby stipulate and agree to entry of this Consent Decree ("Decree") to resolve the Commission's complaint against Defendant in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Sentinel Real Estate Corporation, Civil No. CV 09-06949-GAF (FFMx) (the "Action"). On September 28, 2009, Plaintiff filed this Action in the United States District Court, Central District of California, for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The Action alleges Defendant discriminated against Charging Party by denying her a promotion because of her sex, pregnancy. Sentinel denies any wrongdoing toward Charging Party, and makes no admission of liability.
I. PURPOSES AND SCOPE OF THE DECREE
A. The Parties to this Decree are the EEOC and Sentinel (the "Parties"). This Decree shall be binding on and enforceable against Sentinel and its respective officers, directors, agents, successors and assigns.
B. The Parties have entered into this Decree for the following purposes:
1. To provide appropriate monetary and injunctive relief;
2. To ensure employment practices in compliance with federal law;
3. To ensure a workplace free from retaliation;
4. To modify policies and procedures regarding applicants for promotion or hire;
5. To ensure dissemination of an employment discrimination policy reflective of federal law, including pregnancy discrimination; and
6. To ensure training of California personnel regarding Title VII.
A. This Decree fully and completely resolves all issues, claims and allegations raised by the EEOC against Defendant in this Action.
B. Nothing in this Decree shall be construed to preclude any party from bringing suit to enforce this Decree in the event that any party hereto fails to perform the promises and representations contained herein.
C. Nothing in this Decree shall be construed to limit or reduce Defendant's obligation to comply fully with Title VII or any other federal employment statute.
D. This Decree in no way affects the EEOC's right to bring, process, investigate, or litigate other charges that may be in existence or may later arise against Defendant in accordance with standard EEOC procedures.
A. The Court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this Action. The Action asserts claims that, if proven, would authorize the Court to grant the equitable relief set forth in this Decree.
B. The terms and provisions of this Decree are fair, reasonable, and just.
C. This Decree conforms with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Title VII and is not in derogation of the rights or privileges of any person.
D. The Court shall retain jurisdiction of this action during the duration of the Decree for the purposes of entering any order, judgment, or decree that may be necessary to implement the relief provided herein.
IV. EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION OF DECREE
A. The provisions and agreements contained herein are effective immediately upon the date which this Decree is entered by the Court ("the Effective Date").
B. Except as otherwise provided herein, this Decree shall remain in effect for four (4) years ...